Oakwood Block Party
Sunshine Daydream Plays the Grateful Dead, West End Boogie Project, Hot Bag O' Donuts, Third Shift
126 S. Oakland
Decatur, IL, 62522
Doors 5:00 PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
In the increasingly overwhelming jam scene, a scene stuffed with too many of the same flavors, The Station delves into a different path, incorporating a deep rooted rock sound with seductive sax and precision playing. They perform thinking-mans music, a colorful concoction of diverse sounds fused together into an elaborate brew. Without fear, they deliver focused, melodiously mesmerizing forays, taking elements of the past (think Led Zeppelin and Frank Zappa) and fusing them with slivers of metal and funk.
The Station is Dave Carter, drums; Jeff Cunningham, bass and vocals; Howard Freitag, lead guitar and vocals; Dave Littrell, vocals, guitar, and tenor sax; and Chris Miller, keys.
Where the complications arise is in a complete and definitive definition. With the Prog Rock scene already risen and fallen, the jam band scene encompassing everything from The Roots to The Grateful Dead, and EDM placing laptops at the forefront of live music, placing a finger on The Station sound is daunting: It envelops little facets of all that lies in-between. Swampy delta blues coupled with American funk, meshing with 80’s metal and a touch of Tortoise. Taken together, they envelop a wide swath of modern music, combining influences to produce a decadent sound that’s intriguing to ears of all types of listeners. “We're really trying to infuse progressive rock and metal into the rock, dance, and funk genres" says Carter.
Sunshine Daydream Plays the Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Cover Band based in Springfield, IL. They are distinguished by their technical prowess over the toughest Grateful Dead tunes including Terrapin Station and their ability to maintain the improv./jam feel of the Dead. Careful not to lose the spirit and energy of the Grateful Dead, Sunshine Daydream crafts live shows to the energy of the room and maintains the integral dance element. Grateful Dead is not just a band, but an institution and genre of music in its own right. Sunshine Daydream plays the genre of Grateful Dead while attempting the true off the cuff excitement which made the Dead famous.
West End Boogie Project
Hot Bag O' Donuts
Hot Bag O' Donuts loves you and wants to be your baby! Hot Bag O' Donuts wants you to dance and frolic! Hot Bag O' Donuts wants you to have a good time and will jump around and play songs to make that happen!!
Remember, cigarettes will kill you, but Hot Bag O' Donuts makes you stronger!
"HBoD, truly a Spfld musical delicacy. Always chock full of diversity and sonic surprises. Highly recommended. A+++" - Don White of SoHo Music Festival
"There are many bands playing original music in the area, but few are more original in character and sound than Hot Bag O’ Donuts." - Tom Irwin of Illinois Times
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